The National Research Foundation was established as an independant government agency, through the National Research Foundation Act [Act No.23 of 1998].
The NRF receives its mandate from the National Research Foundation Act (Act No 23 of 1998, as amended). According to Section 3 of the Act, the object of the NRF is to contribute to national development by:
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Deputy Chief Executive Officer: National Research Infrastructure Platforms.
Group Executive: Finance and Business Systems and (CFO)
Group Executive: Human Resources and Legal Services
Deputy CEO: Research and Innovation Support and Advancement (RISA)
Global Knowledge Partnerships Programme Implementation Framework for the 2024 Academic Year
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Pilot Call for Full Proposals
Invitation for Nominations for Professional Development Programme (PDP) Postdoctoral Fellowships for 2023
2023 iThemba Labs Physics Summer School Call for Applications
Bi-annual Progress Reports: Postgraduate Scholarships 2022 – Mid-Year Reports
DSI-NRF Postgraduate Student Funding for the 2023 Academic Year
Announcement of Successful Applications: Additional Awards for the NRF Innovation Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023
Announcement of Successful Applications for NRF-SASOL Foundation Scholarship Programme in 2023
HFSP funding opportunity announcement
Risk and Uncertainty in Finance and Economics Conference
Africa’s leading research facility for accelerator based science. Probing fundamental structure and the origins of matter; Advancing the understanding of condensed matter; Impacting the Societal need through provision for the health and environmental sector
The iThemba Laboratory for Accelerator Based Sciences is the continents' biggest facility for particle and nuclear research.
The SAAO is a national facility of the NRF and the national centre for optical and infrared astronomy in South Africa.
SAEON is a national platform for detecting, translating and predicting environmental change.
SAIAB provides unique skills and infrastructure support in marine, estuarine and freshwater ecosystems research, molecular research, collections and bioinformatics.
SARAO is a national facility of the NRF and incorporates radio astronomy instruments and programmes such as MeerKAT and KAT-7 telescopes in the Karoo, (HartRAO) in Gauteng...
South Africa’s innovation revolution must assist in solving our society’s deep and pressing socio-economic challenges. Global competitiveness, shrinking resource availability, and the requirements of a skilled labour force mean that, increasingly, an awareness and understanding of why science and research are critical to our lives is essential for developing an innovation culture.
Within the next five years, the aim is to begin to more fully embed engagement in and with science in the core NRF missions of supporting and promoting new knowledge and growing new knowledge workers. This is led by the formulation of an acceptable NRF position on engaged research which will guide the NRF approach…
NRF | SAASTA is the NRF business division tasked with leading and coordinating the science engagement programme across the NRF and beyond. The NRF is equally committed to ensuring that the science engagement leadership and national coordination role…
The NRF provides leading-edge research infrastructure platforms that ensure that the national research enterprise has the requisite infrastructure to undertake globally competitive discovery science, train the next generation of researchers, support engagement with science by and with the public and promote innovation that positively impacts society, the environment, the economy.
The annual NRF Awards recognize and celebrate South African research excellence. The awards presented to researchers are in two categories, the ratings linked awards and special recognition awards.
The National Research Foundation (NRF) conducts its procurement of goods, services, and works in accordance with its Supply Chain Management Policy in a manner that is fair, equitable, transparent, competitive, and cost-effective
The National Research Foundation (NRF) is guided by its Supply Chain Management Policy in its procurement of goods and services. The Policy sets out the prescripts issued by National Treasury with the exact note referenced in the footnotes. The Supply Chain Management policy adheres to the National Treasury’s prescribed supply chain system framework.
The NRF’s Supply Chain Management Policy and the conduct of supply chain management at the NRF seeks to give effect to section 217 of the South African Constitution which requires that all procurement of goods and services must be done in a manner that is fair, equitable, transparent, competitive and cost-effective.
The National Research Foundation bid awards and contracts. Below is the latest award.
The National Research Foundation (NRF) cordially invites members of the media to the latest Science for Society Lecture. Entitled Cultivating an Entrepreneurial & Innovation Culture in SA’s Doctoral Graduates, the lecture will host four panellists experienced in training postgraduate students to perform research, become scientists and entrepreneurs capable of creating jobs for themselves and others. The lecture will be held on 15 March 2023 via Zoom.
The panellists are Professor Keolebogile Motaung, Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor: Research Innovation & Engagement at the Durban University of Technology and founder Global Health Biotech, a company which develops natural products from medicinal plants; Professor Bavesh Kana, director of the DSI-NRF Centre of Excellence for Biomedical TB Research, a national centre with nodes at the University of the Witwatersrand, Stellenbosch University and University of Cape Town; Dr Tiisetso Lephoto, the founder and CEO of Nematech Biosciences Foundation which links unemployed science graduates with science companies and provides mentorship and career coaching; and Dr Anitha Ramsuran, Acting General Manager: Inclusive Innovation, Youth and Skill at the Technology Innovation Agency.
The lecture follows on from an engaging and insightful Science for Society webinar entitled Employability of Doctoral Graduates in South Africa that the NRF hosted last year. It looked into the career and employment pathways of SA doctoral graduates from South African universities in the last two decades (2000-2018). One of the many interesting findings shared during the webinar indicated that the vast majority of South African doctoral graduates are employable, with only 2-3% unable to find employment. The data also showed that 20% of recent graduates were unable to find employment related to their technical skills or fields of expertise. Given these interesting findings and within the context of South Africa experiencing high unemployment rates – which also affect academia – the NRF found it appropriate to further explore the topic of cultivating an entrepreneurial and innovative mindset and culture among postgraduates and in academia with its latest lecture.
The 3rd Annual Conference and the General Assembly of the African Astronomical Society (AfAS-2023
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